If you’ve just so happen to miss every single one of my blog posts this week, here’s a short recap:
August 2nd: Photo Collection: Faces of The Future
Since everyone seems to love this post, I am working on the second installment of Faces of The Future. If you have any photos of children you’ve taken while traveling around the world, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in this next photo collection.
August 4th: Nine Rules To Follow When Traveling The World
Stop speaking English
English is not a universal language. Yelling a phrase louder and slower doesn’t make your vocal chords magically turn it into Spanish or Chinese or German or any other language besides English. If you’re traveling to a foreign country, don’t expect, or hope, that the people you interact with can speak English. According to National Geographic, “In the mid-20th century, nearly 9 percent of the world’s population grew up speaking English as their first language. In 2050, the number is expected to be 5 percent.” It’s good to be bi-lingual. (Read more!)
Guest post by @conniehum – 2010 was going to be my year of giving back. 2009 had been nothing short of amazing for me: living in a posh home in Istanbul, yacht trips on the Mediterranean, lazy mornings in London coffee houses, sleeping in a cave in the remote mountains of Petra under the star-lit night sky… My life has been amazing and as I started planning my Asia trip for 2010, I just knew that I had to give something back to this world that had given me such a privileged and wonderful life. I was going to volunteer abroad! (Read more!)